[Bug 271994] Re: LyX should depend on texlive-latex-extra

Dara Adib daradib at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 19:58:25 BST 2008

According to the Debian Policy Manual:

This [Recommends] declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.
The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together with this one in all but unusual installations.

Source: http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-

Packages should avoid being listed as dependencies unless they are
essential for installing/running the application.

Therefore, as Nick Ellery said, texlive-latex-extra should be in
recommends. As of Ubuntu Intrepid (to become 8.10), the recommends field
of a package is automatically installed like a dependency, but APT will
not complain about unsatisfied recommends on your system.

However, as this package is maintained by Debian (and to allow future
syncs), the changes should be submitted upstream to Debian. This bug
report needs forwarding upstream. Once Debian adds texlive-latex-extra
to recommends, the packaged can be synced.

** Also affects: lyx (Debian)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: lyx (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Triaged

LyX should depend on texlive-latex-extra
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